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Vietnam, a history: a history

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"A landmark work...The most complete account to date of the Vietnam tragedy." - The Washington Post Book World This monumental narrative clarifies, analyzes, and demystifies the tragic ordeal of the Vietnam war. Free of ideological bias, profound in its undertsanding, and compassionate in its human portrayls , it is filled with fresh revelations drawn from secret documents and from exclusive interviews with participants-French, American, Vietnamese, Chinese: diplomats, military commanders, high government officials, journalists, nurses, workers, and soldiers. Originally published a companion to the Emmy-winning PBS series, Karnow's defining book is a precursor to Ken Burns's ten-part forthcoming documentary series, The Vietnam War . Vietnam: A History puts events and decisions into such sharp focus that we come to understand - and make peace with - a convulsive epoch of our recent history. "This is history writing at its best." -Chicago Sun-Times "Even those of us who think we know something about it will read with fascination." -The New York Times
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9780140073249
9780140265477
9780670746040
9781483077154
9780140145335
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, HISTORY / Military / General, History, U. S. -- History -- 20th century, United States -- History -- 1945-, Vietnam -- History, Vietnam -- History -- 1858-1945, Vietnam -- History -- 1945-1975, Vietnam -- Politics and government, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States, Vietnam, a television history (Television program)
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